Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (less than 3 years)
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.I am currently an special education para professional for Missoula Public Schools. This is an ideal job for farming because it allows me to have the summers off to focus on farming. My previous experience consists of one year of farming at The EcoRanch in Flagstaff, AZ as well as another year of farming in Frenchtowm, MT with the Grogan family and their operation. My brother, who is my business partner has taken extensive courses in permaculture and has at least a year's worth of experience working on a commercial farming operation named Redneck Organic in the Eugene, OR area.
CountiesFlathead, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Type of OperationGrain, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We plan on running an organic farm with mixed fruits and vegetable, providing fresh produce for farmer's markets, restaurants and grocery stores.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:We would primarily need assistance with the business side of things, regarding finances and legal issues. We have taken a workshop that has helped us grow in this area, but we always see room for improvement in this area. In general, we are interested in information on all aspects of farming, seeing as we are always interested in learning and growing.